Gangs In The United States
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HAMMOND | Three more East Chicago street gang members pleaded guilty Friday for their roles in a violent wave of murder, drug sales and street violence.
HAMMOND | A Hammond man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for his admitted role in a Latin Kings drug and gang case.
East Chicago is a city long plagued by crime, political corruption and betrayal of public trust by some past mayors and other city officials. So when decisions are made by a contemporary administration that improve conditions and residents' lives in the city, it's worth heralding.
HAMMOND | The nearly two decades in prison given to a former Chicago police officer Friday is a "far cry" from the lifetime sentence he could have received, a Hammond federal court judge told the disgraced cop.
CHICAGO | A high-ranking member of a Chicago street gang — who with a former East Chicago man controlled a street narcotics business — has been sentenced to about 28 years in prison, federal authorities said.
HAMMOND | Another alleged member of the Latin Kings street gang agreed to plead guilty Friday to racketeering and drug charges, Hammond federal court records show.
The weight of the federal government is finally pressing down on violent street gangs in East Chicago. It's going to be a messy process, but the result will be worth it.
Criminal gangs are crippling communities in Northwest Indiana. Breaking gangs' grip on the region will be a Herculean task, but it must be a high priority.
CHICAGO | A retired Chicago police officer was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents last week after he and nine other defendants were charged in a federal racketeering conspiracy indictment, alleging acts of murder, kidnapping, robbery, narcotics distribution and obstruction of…
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